Kingston Observatory, The

The first optical astronomical observatory in Ontario was established in Kingston in 1855 after a solar eclipse roused public interest in astronomical study. The observatory produced barometric readings, fixed meridians for surveying purposes, and provided a time service as well as recording astronomical observations.


At the site of the former observatory, City Park, Stuart and Barrie Streets, Kingston

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Frontenac

Municipality: City of Kingston